Swatted

France | 2018 | documentary | 21 min. Short film competition

A suspenseful, gloomy documentary about the virtual world of players to which the brutal reality unexpectedly demands access. A young man calls the police station to inform them that he has just killed his family and wants to set the house on fire. The frightening call must have been one of the pranks made by bored Internet users who decided to invigorate a little the live transmission of one of the players. SWAT, a special police unit, is sent to the place and enters the homes of unaware game players while the entire incident is recorded and commented online.

directed by

Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Born in France in 1988. Graduated from INSAS (Belgium) in editing, from Sint-Lukas Art School (Belgium) in filmmaking and from Fresnoy (France). He explores a cinema beyond the boundaries of genres. His films question memory, virtual, technology and the intermediate spaces between the worlds and between the words.

cinematography
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
script
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
music
Disasterpeace
editing
Maël Delorme, Céline Perreard, Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis
production
Luc-jérôme Bailleul (Le Fresnoy - Studio National Des Arts Contemporains)